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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 29, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 29, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 29, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 29, 2008.
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Iowa doesn't forecast New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The caucus outcome in Iowa may not transfer to independent-minded New Hampshire voters as candidates lack a track record of winning both contests.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, March 29, 2007.
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The Almanac

UPI almanac for Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006.
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John Kenneth Galbraith dead at 97

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 1 (UPI) -- John Kenneth Galbraith, a noted U.S. economist who introduced price controls as a part of Franklin Roosevelt's administration, has died.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 29, the 88th day of 2006 with 277 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 29, the 88th day of 2006 with 277 to follow.
By United Press International

Eugene McCarthy, anti-war candidate, dies

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Former Sen. Eugene McCarthy, who helped bring down President Lyndon Johnson by challenging him on the Vietnam War, died Saturday at 89.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, March 29, the 88th day of 2005 with 277 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, March 29, the 89th day of 2004 with 277 to follow.
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Commentary: Iraq, history and the polls

LOS ANGELES, April 1 (UPI) -- If the war were to bog down, would the American public grow dovish? At least as likely, judging from the Korean and Vietnam wars, is that large sections of the populace would grow more hawkish, demanding more troops and more ferocious rules of engagement.
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, March 29, the 88th day of 2003 with 277 to follow.
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Eugene McCarthy
Leonard Bernstein conducts a “Concert of Peace” at the Washington National Cathedral on January 19, 1973. The free concert was in protest of President Nixon’s failure to bring peace in four years. Seated at right center behind Bernstein are, former Sen. Eugene McCarthy (white hair), Mrs. Eunice Shriver (checkered dress), Sen. Edward Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy (partly shown behind McCarthy). (UPI Photo/Files)
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Eugene Joseph "Gene" McCarthy (March 29, 1916 – December 10, 2005) was an American politician, poet, and a long-time member of the United States Congress from Minnesota. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1949 to 1959 and the U.S. Senate from 1959 to 1971.

In the 1968 presidential election, McCarthy was the first candidate to challenge incumbent Lyndon B. Johnson for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States, running on an anti-Vietnam War platform. The unexpected vote total he achieved in the New Hampshire primary led Johnson to withdraw from the race, and lured Robert F. Kennedy into the contest. McCarthy would unsuccessfully seek the presidency five times altogether.

The son of a deeply religious mother of German descent and strong-willed father of Irish descent who was a postmaster and cattle buyer known for his earthy wit, McCarthy grew up in Watkins, Minnesota, as one of four children and attended St. Anthony's Catholic School in Watkins. A bright student who spent hours reading his aunt's Harvard Classics, he was deeply influenced by the monks at nearby St. John's Abbey and University. McCarthy spent nine months as a novice before he left the monastery, causing a fellow novice to say, "It was like losing a 20-game winner."

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